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Shortlisted for the US National Book Award, The Great Believers is a dazzling tour de force. Set amongst the devastating first wave of the AIDS epidemic, Rebecca Makkai’s heart-wrenching novel jumps between Chicago in the 1980s and the present-day life of a surviving sister and caregiver in Paris.  It is a deeply moving but ultimately hopeful account of loss, friendship and family and the lasting impact of trauma on those left behind.

Chair: Anton Enus

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